Movies like The Ranger, the Cook and a Hole in the Sky

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The Ranger, the Cook and a Hole in the Sky (1995)
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The Ranger, the Cook and a Hole in the Sky (1995)
Genre: Western
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A young ranger in the Montana wilderness discovers the great forces of nature while learning the importance of honor, trust and integrity. Legendary veteran ranger Bill Bell educates the young man and guides him toward manhood. The year is 1919-a time when being a ranger meant more than operating expensive equipment. Forest fires were fought with guts and courage, not chemicals and airplanes. Bill Bell was the toughest ranger in an elite crew of very rugged men. A figure of heroic proportions, he was generally feared and respected by all. It was even rumored that he had at one time killed a sheep farmer, which only fueled his already enormous reputation. The young ranger does everything to remain in the good graces of Bill Bell, the senior ranger he idolizes. Their tentative rapport grows into a friendship through a hilarious and heroic rite of passage in which the younger ranger meets the test-and the woman of his dreams.
Style: sincere, serious, realistic, exciting, tense, captivating
Plot: forest, friendship, self discovery, adventure, teenage life, wilderness, coming of age, old west, cowboy, ranger, world war two, youth, friends, starting over, mind game, hopes, horse, fight, nature, chef, old man, bartender, beer, lightning, rattlesnake ...
Time: 1910s
Place: usa, montana

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, tense and suspenseful films with plots about rivalry, crimes, old west, heroes, cowboy, gunfight and showdown mostly in Western, Drama and Action genres. Some movies like The Ranger, the Cook and a Hole in the Sky: Conagher (1991), The Quick and the Dead (1987), The Culpepper Cattle Co. (1972), Barbarosa (1982), The Showdown (2009). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Conagher (1991)
Genre: Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Mrs. Evie Teale is struggling to stay alive while raising her two children alone on a remote homestead. Conn Conagher is a honest, hardworking cowboy. Their lives are intertwined as they fight the elements, indians, outlaws, and loneliness.
Style: realistic, serious, tense, suspenseful, rough
Plot: farm, cowboy, single parent, heroes, romance, crimes, love and romance, gang, tough heroes, family relations, couples, cons and scams ...
Time: 19th century
Place: usa, arizona
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The Quick and the Dead (1987)
Genre: Western
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: In 1876 Wyoming, the gun is the only law. And for Duncan and Suzanna McKaskel (Tom Conti and Kate Capshaw), newly arrived settlers beset by outlaws, rugged frontiersman Con Vallian (Sam Elliot) is the only hope.From the book by famed Western author ...
Style: tense, realistic, rough, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: family life, wilderness, criminal heroes, crimes, mysterious character, gangsters, heroes, justice, irony of fate, showdown, gunfight, social relations ...
Time: 19th century
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The Culpepper Cattle Co. (1972)
Genre: Western
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Teenager Ben Mockridge feels life in a Wild West farm town has nothing better to offer then horse-cart racing with other hicks, so he naively begs cattle company owner Frank Culpepper to engage him as youngest cowboy for a long cattle trail to a ...
Style: captivating, rough, realistic, serious
Plot: coming of age, cattle, cowboy, tough heroes, friends, teaching the ways of the world, boss and employee, teenage life, follow your dream, adventure, rivalry, crimes ...
Place: colorado, new mexico
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Barbarosa (1982)
Genre: Western
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Karl Westover, an inexperienced farm boy, runs away after unintentionally killing a neighbor, whose family pursues him for vengeance. He meets Barbarosa, a gunman of near-mythical proportions, who is himself in danger from his father-in-law Don ...
Style: atmospheric, realistic, serious, surprise ending, light ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: on the run, criminal, friendship, adventure, wilderness, old west, lone wolves, rivalry, buddies, partners, friends, gunfight ...
Time: 19th century, 80s
Place: texas, australia, tokyo, california
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The Showdown (2009)
Genre: Western
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: No overview found.
Style: serious, tense, captivating, suspense, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: rivalry, gang, crimes, small town, old west, cowboy, u.s. marshal, murder, moving, lone wolves, small town life, uninhibited rivalry ...
Place: usa, texas
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The Gunslingers (2009)
Genre: Western
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: While roaming the wild plains on a quest to find a cache of hidden riches, sharp-shooting bounty hunter Butch (John Elliott) and his outlaw companions come across a deadly gang with supernatural powers in this stylized Western. As the hunt for the ...
Style: exciting, captivating, tense, psychological, suspense ...
Plot: crimes, bounty hunter, gang, rivalry, plague, fugitives, cowboy, showdown, gunfight, old west, travel, vengeance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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The War Wagon (1967)
Genre: Western
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: An ex-con seeks revenge on the man who put him in prison by planning a robbery of the latter's stagecoach, which is transporting gold. He enlists the help of a partner, who could be working for his nemesis.
Style: exciting, intense, suspense, humorous, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, chase, gold, vengeance, frame up, rivalry, gunfight, caper, jail, heroes, ranch, cowboy ...
Place: usa, mexico
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American Bandits: Frank and Jesse James (2010)
Genre: Western
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: After Jesse James is wounded by a bullet to the chest, Frank James splits the gang up and plans a rendezvous in four days time. With U.S.-Marshall Kane in hot pursuit, and betrayal within the outlaw band, the stage is set for a blazing and climactic ...
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, rivalry, crimes, betrayal, dishonesty, law enforcement, criminal heroes, old west, criminal, tough guy, family relations, graphic violence ...
Time: 19th century
Place: usa
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The Virginian (2000)
Genre: Western
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A cowboy finds himself betrayed by his best friend and must choose between bringing him to justice and alienating the pretty schoolteacher he is in love with.
Style: serious, intense, captivating, tense, realistic
Plot: love affair, starting over, rivalry, cowboy, vigilantism, uninhibited rivalry, moral dilemma, injustice, romance, hopes, farm, americana ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: wyoming
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Molly and Lawless John (1972)
Genre: Western
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Western - Molly, the shy, romance-starved wife of an arrogant frontier sheriff, finds herself drawn to a prisoner in her husband's jail. This prisoner, a handsome young man named Johnny, plays on Molly's sympathy and convinces her to help ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, surprise ending
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Genre: Western
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Following a bank robbery, the responsible gang stops by the home of one of their members and kidnaps his son. The sheriff enlists the aid of a retired gunfighter, who is the boy's grandfather. On the gang's trail, they find there are two ...
Style: captivating, tense, psychological, suspense, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
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Time: 19th century
Place: usa, mexico, utah, latin america
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The Far Side of Jericho (2006)
Genre: Western
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Jericho. In the 1880's. Three women of the wild West, widows of an outlawed gang of brothers recently hanged, find themselves running for their lives from a corrupt posse of vigilantes, mystical Indians and a hornet's nest of villains - ...
Style: realistic, rough, serious, exciting, tense ...
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Time: 19th century
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Gunsmoke: One Man's Justice (1994)
Genre: Western
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: After his mother is killed in a wagoncoach robbery a young man pursues the gang responsible. Matt Dillon goes after him hoping to stop him before the gang can kill him. Dillon is joined by Davis Healy, a businessman, who is hiding a few secrets of ...
Style: realistic, serious, exciting, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
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Time: 19th century
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A Soldier's Revenge (2020)
Genre: Western
Country: USA
Duration: 140 min.
Story: Haunted by wartime horrors, Civil War soldier-turned-bounty-hunter Frank Connor (Neal Bledsoe) spends his time post-war polishing off two things: whiskey and fugitives. When two desperate children arrive on his doorstep and enlist his help to find ...
Style: exciting, tense, serious, captivating, realistic
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Genre: Western
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Gunslinger Murphy helps an ungrateful town fight off a raid by his former gang.
Style: rough, suspenseful, exciting, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
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Red Headed Stranger (1986)
Genre: Western
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
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Yuma (1971)
Genre: Western
Country: USA
Duration: 73 min.
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Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, rough, exciting ...
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Duration: 95 min.
Story: A remake of the classic 1947 John Wayne western about an injured gunslinger who falls in with good company in the form of some Quakers.
Style: captivating, serious, tense, psychological, realistic ...
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Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
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Genre: Western
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
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Style: realistic, serious, sentimental, gloomy, bleak ...
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The Virginian (2014)
Genre: Western
Country: Canada
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Trace Adkins (The Lincoln Lawyer), Ron Perlman (TV's "Sons of Anarchy") and Brendan Penny (Ring Of Fire) star in this gritty and riveting re-imagining of the classic Western saga. Raised by powerful cattle baron Judge Henry (Perlman), ...
Style: serious, captivating, tense, psychological, realistic ...
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Mexican Gold (2009)
Genre: Western
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Miraculously escaping a painful demise in the gallows, a notorious outlaw cons a crooked judge, an attractive saloon girl, and an old partner into carrying out the heist of a lifetime. As the plan gets underway, a small town sheriff makes it his ...
Style: exciting, tense, captivating, suspense, serious ...
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
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32%
Johnson County War (2002)
Genre: Western
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 240 min.
Story: The three Hammett brothers, Cain (Tom Berenger), Harry (Luke Perry) and Dale (Adam Stroke) are caught in a conflict that escalates rapidly and the old farmers facing against new farmers who have settled in the green grasslands.
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Genre: Western
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
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Style: suspenseful, rough, exciting, realistic, serious ...
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Pioneer Woman (1973)
Genre: Western
Country: USA
Duration: 74 min.
Story: A homesteading family in the 1867 Wyoming faces a crisis when the husband is killed and the wife must decide whether to remain or take her son and daughter back East.
Style: tense, realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful
Plot: settler, pioneer, feminism, parents and children, murder, wilderness, wartime life, family relations, strong female presence, starting over, fugitives, adventure ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s
Place: wyoming, usa, indiana, nebraska
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The Warrant (2020)
Genre: Western
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: After fighting in the Civil War, two Union Army buddies find themselves on opposite sides of the law with the post-war peace at risk.
Style: suspenseful, exciting, tense, rough, brutal ...
Plot: fight, notoriety, crimes, wilderness, western hero, old west, gang, death, sheriff, good versus evil, chase, cowboy ...
Time: 19th century
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Hombre (1967)
Genre: Western
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: John Russell, disdained by his "respectable" fellow stagecoach passengers because he was raised by Indians, becomes their only hope for survival when they are set upon by outlaws.
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, tense, harsh ...
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Time: 19th century
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Nevada Smith (1966)
Genre: Western
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Nevada Smith is the young son of an Indian mother and white father. When his father is killed by three men over gold, Nevada sets out to find them and kill them. The boy is taken in by a gun merchant. The gun merchant shows him how to shoot and to ...
Style: tense, rough, realistic, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night, kids
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Hour of the Gun (1967)
Genre: Western
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Marshal Wyatt Earp kills a couple of men of the Clanton-gang in a fight. In revenge Clanton's thugs kill the marshal's brother. Thus, Wyatt Earp starts to chase the killers together with his friend Doc Holliday.
Style: suspenseful, rough, stylized, gloomy, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vengeance, old west, revenge, gunfight, vigilantism, friendship, righting the wronged, tough heroes, friends, tough law enforcer, chase, buddies ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s, victorian era
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